Video of the Week – How chainflex bus cables suit all moving applications
Oct23

Video of the Week – How chainflex bus cables suit all moving applications

In this week’s video, learn about the quality design features for high-end bus cables, and their critical importance for engineers building moving systems in energy chains. Low-end “chain-suitable” bus cables usually feature simple extruded outer jackets and open shielding, which in dynamic motion can lead to abrasion damage and interference. They also tend to have a layered design with poor guidance of conductors, resulting in lower...

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New Draka UC-Connect structured cabling solution guides for quick & simple reference
Oct23

New Draka UC-Connect structured cabling solution guides for quick & simple reference

Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer, has released three new interactive product guides online for its Draka UC-Connect™ structured cabling system in the UK. These provide an overview and quick reference facility to its best-selling Category 6A, Category 6 and Category 5e solutions combining data cables and connectivity into end to end permanent link and channel configurations. The three guides cover the...

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Digital Wholesale Solutions bolsters its full fibre offering with CityFibre
Oct18

Digital Wholesale Solutions bolsters its full fibre offering with CityFibre

Enabling the channel to take advantage of market-leading full fibre products across CityFibre’s networks in 27 towns and cities across the UK. CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has announced that it has made its full fibre products available to DWS, a leading independent communications, IT and cloud services provider to the channel. Through the agreement, DWS is offering a full...

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CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity
Oct15

CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity

CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has announced plans to undertake an industry-wide consultation on the role of alternative full fibre infrastructure builders in helping to switch-over customers from legacy copper networks. The consultation has been triggered by the progress of CityFibre’s Gigabit City rollout in Stirling, which will be the first city in the UK ready for a copper...

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Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show
Oct11

Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show

W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase a new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies at the 2019 NewSpace Show in Monaco on October 17-18. Gore will also be a featured speaker at the show on October 17 at 11:00 am CEST. Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of appropriately scoped test processes to manufacture solutions for...

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OFS launches TrueLase™ YB16-250 active LMA optical fiber for fiber laser applications
Oct10

OFS launches TrueLase™ YB16-250 active LMA optical fiber for fiber laser applications

OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber laser components, announced the launch of its new TrueLase Yb16/250 active and passive large mode area optical fibers for high power cutting and welding market. The single-mode performance of the gain and passive fibers are specifically designed to meet the demand for higher power plus improved efficiency. OFS TrueLase fibers have a proprietary lowindex coating...

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Quick and flexible assembly – New plug-in connector for on-site assembly of industrial-grade cables
Oct07

Quick and flexible assembly – New plug-in connector for on-site assembly of industrial-grade cables

Siemens is extending its FastConnect cabling technology offer to include a new X-coded IE FC M12 Plug Pro connector. The new plug-in connector has a robust metal housing and is suitable for use in harsh industrial environments due to its IP65/67 protection class (protection against the ingress of liquids and dust). This plug-in connector allows eight-core Ethernet cables to be quickly and easily assembled directly on site, to the...

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FO Universal DLTS cables with improved fire performance
Oct07

FO Universal DLTS cables with improved fire performance

Datwyler’s new “FO Universal DLTS” cable family comprises solid fibre optic cables for indoor and outdoor use that provide metal-free rodent protection, a flame-retardant, halogen-free construction with FR/LSZH sheath and a high crush resistance for reliable transmission. Swelling yarns ensure their longitudinal water-tightness. “DLTS” stands for “Dry Loose Tube Swelling”. The new cables are available in...

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Network experts from Verizon and Microsoft join world’s leading fiber companies for 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference
Oct02

Network experts from Verizon and Microsoft join world’s leading fiber companies for 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference

The CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference is a major annual gathering for global leaders from the telecommunications and optical fiber communities.  Here they meet for strategic discussions on key market developments facing this industry. CRU, along with host sponsor Corning Incorporated, are bringing the conference to the US for the first time in its five-year history. Keynote speakers confirmed include: Tara Mooar,...

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Fully CPR compliant Draka Cat.6 U/UTP B2ca D65 cable
Oct01

Fully CPR compliant Draka Cat.6 U/UTP B2ca D65 cable

Following extensive research and development, Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer, has launched its new Draka UC400 23 Category 6 U/UTP LSHF D65 B2ca data cable that is fully compliant with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The new UK manufactured Draka cable has a genuine Euroclass B2ca s1a d1 a1 fire performance rating for full CPR compliance without...

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ZTT salutes the grand opening of the Beijing Daxing International Airport
Oct01

ZTT salutes the grand opening of the Beijing Daxing International Airport

On the morning of September 25, the operation ceremony of Beijing Daxing International Airport was held. As one of the important supporting infrastructures of Beijing Daxing International Airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport Line was also put into trial operation on the next day. ZTT provides MIMO leaky cable for this world-leading fully automatic operation line, ensuring the interconnection and...

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Tratos Queen’s Award celebration
Sep23

Tratos Queen’s Award celebration

Tratos celebrated its receipt of a Queen’s Award this month when the company invited friends, colleagues and special guests to join its senior team at its state-of-the-art factory in Knowsley, Merseyside. The advanced technology cable company won one of the most coveted of all business awards, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its new high-performance cable sheathing compound, Tratos JBA®.  Liverpool’s...

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Smallest-diameter Category 6A Cable from Belden designed for smart building applications
Sep27

Smallest-diameter Category 6A Cable from Belden designed for smart building applications

St. Louis, Missouri – Sept, 2019 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has unveiled a new Small-Diameter 10GXW Cable, the market’s smallest-diameter Category 6A cable that’s also designed to support multi-gigabit, smart building applications such as in-building wireless. Created to address concerns about the availability of a reliable Category 6A solution that also helps...

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LEMO launches a 1000 Base T1- Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Push-Pull connector
Sep26

LEMO launches a 1000 Base T1- Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Push-Pull connector

Based on transmission standards (IEEE 802.3), single-pair Ethernet (also called SPE or 1000Base-T1) is integrated into new generations of automobiles. 1000Base-T1 is designed to operate over a single twisted-pair copper cable supporting an effective data rate of 1 Gbit/sec in each direction simultaneously. LEMO provides two types of insulators 0B.511(2 contacts) and 1B.512 (4 contacts + screen) compatible with Unshielded Twisted Pair...

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Gore featuring full line of proven microwave/RF Test Solutions at EuMW 2019
Sep26

Gore featuring full line of proven microwave/RF Test Solutions at EuMW 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates will exhibit the company’s full line of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for test and measurement applications at the European Microwave (EuMW) Conference in Paris, France on September 29 to October 4 in Booth 1225.  All of Gore’s solutions with robust connector options ensure precise, repeatable measurements in small, lightweight and highly flexible designs for longer service life, reduced...

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L-com introduces new 50/125, multimode, OM3, OM4 and OM5 fiber cables
Sep26

L-com introduces new 50/125, multimode, OM3, OM4 and OM5 fiber cables

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has added over 600 new OM3, OM4 and OM5 fiber optic cable assemblies to address high speed data center applications. Major categories in this new release include: MPO to MPO cable assemblies for point-to-point connectivity; MPO conversion harnesses allowing users to convert from 8 fiber to 12 or 24 fiber...

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New Leviton Cat 6A U/UTP copper cables
Sep25

New Leviton Cat 6A U/UTP copper cables

Leviton has announced new Cat 6A U/UTP Cables in EuroClass Eca and Dca, LSHF/LSZH and CMR, adding to the company’s extensive selection of Category 6A cabling systems. The cables are compatible with Atlas-X1™ and eXtreme™ connectivity, providing complete end-to-end systems all from a single provider. The new cable design maximizes installation efficiency, enabling installers to terminate the cable with Leviton...

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LS Cable & System to build optical network in the alpine region of Nepal
Sep24

LS Cable & System to build optical network in the alpine region of Nepal

■ First project from the Nepal government to build a nationwide optical network■ Will provide specialized products according to country/region, and reinforce its role as a fixed mobile network provider LS Cable & System announced that it has won a contract to help build Nepal’s first nationwide optical network.LS C&S signed a contract worth KRW tens of billions with Nepal Telecom, Nepal’s national network provider, to build an...

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Patch cords shrink by a quarter
Sep24

Patch cords shrink by a quarter

R&M develops thinner cables for data centers with thinLine / Specified for PoE R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is shrinking RJ45 patch cords. The recently launched thinLine cables require 25% less space than conventional patch cords. This ensures improved utilization of distribution cabinets, raised floors and cable...

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Leviton selected to supply cables for new Type 26 Frigates
Sep18

Leviton selected to supply cables for new Type 26 Frigates

Glenrothes, Scotland, September 2019 – Leviton has announced that it has secured a supply contract with BAE Systems to provide cabling for Batch 1 Type 26 frigates. The Brand-Rex High Performance Cables will support a variety of communication, power, and mission-critical systems onboard the vessels. Leviton has already delivered approximately 490 kilometers of cable for the first order from BAE Systems for the Type 26 frigates....

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SubCom achieves qualification for High Fiber Count (HFC) cable, begins manufacturing
Sep17

SubCom achieves qualification for High Fiber Count (HFC) cable, begins manufacturing

Factory upgrades and enhancements to manufacturing capabilities demonstrate SubCom’s ongoing commitment to quality and efficiency in technology, services, processes and management systems EATONTOWN, N.J., USA, September 16, 2019 – SubCom, the leading global partner for undersea data transport, has announced several forward-looking developments including the company’s high fiber count (HFC) qualification and start of...

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Gore exhibiting suite of NextGen in-flight connectivity solutions at APEX Expo 2019
Sep11

Gore exhibiting suite of NextGen in-flight connectivity solutions at APEX Expo 2019

LOS ANGELES, Calif./USA (September, 2019) — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will exhibit the company’s collection of GORE® Aerospace Cables and Assemblies for NextGen, high-performance connectivity at the APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) Expo in Los Angeles, CA, on September 10-12, Booth 1523.  Gore continues to engineer ground-breaking cables and assemblies that meet the civil aerospace industry’s growing...

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Belden launches WireNET portfolio for broadcast networking applications
Sep11

Belden launches WireNET portfolio for broadcast networking applications

Venlo, The Netherlands – September 11, 2019 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is launching its latest comprehensive WireNET portfolio for studio and office networks at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam. Applications include Ethernet BASE-T protocols from 1G, to the upcoming 2.5G and 5G, and up to 10G; and Multimedia applications, namely HDBaseT. Belden offers a...

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New Digital Electricity™ Cable from Belden sends high power levels over long distances
Sep10

New Digital Electricity™ Cable from Belden sends high power levels over long distances

Available in copper and copper/fiber hybrid versions, this cable is designed to take advantage of VoltServer’s Digital Electricity technology St. Louis, Missouri – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is excited to announce its new Digital Electricity Cables, designed in conjunction with VoltServer, the creator of Digital Electricity. Cables are available in copper and hybrid...

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Gore exhibiting preferred solutions for defense applications at DSEI 2019
Sep10

Gore exhibiting preferred solutions for defense applications at DSEI 2019

PLEINFELD, Germany (September 10, 2019) — W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will showcase high-performance solutions at the 2019 Defense & Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London, England on 10-13 September in Booth S7-324. All of Gore’s products have been proven in the field and over time, ensuring operational readiness, success, and safety. Meeting Defense Complex, Functional Needs Products...

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Belden introduces MPO solution that delivers high-speed signals
Sep10

Belden introduces MPO solution that delivers high-speed signals

Venlo, The Netherlands – September 9, 2019 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is introducing a new Multi-fiber Push On (MPO) solution for professional broadcasters at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam. This rugged, tried-and-tested solution is able to reliably deliver high bandwidth such as 8K over very long distances, making it suitable for live events such as sports and...

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Alvheim ready to speed up digital transformation
Sep09

Alvheim ready to speed up digital transformation

Tampnet and Aker BP have finished the deployment of fibre optic cable to the Aker BP operated FPSO «Alvheim». The FPSO is now connected to Tampnet’s subsea fibre optic network providing high redundancy and capacity, preparing Alvheim for the digital transition. Alvheim was already connected to Tampnet’s network, but this was via a lower capacity radio link from the Heimdal platform, which will be de-commissioned in 2021. Lead Engineer...

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Nexans wins umbilical contract from McDermott for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project
Aug28

Nexans wins umbilical contract from McDermott for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project

Nexans will provide management, procurement, engineering, manufacturing and testing activities for the umbilicals and ancillary hardware.The Tortue field is located approximately 120 km offshore the coast of Mauritania and Senegal and its subsea system includes a total of 4 wells. Paris La Défense, August 28, 2019 – McDermott Marine Construction Limited has awarded a contract to Nexans for the supply of approximately 100 km...

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R&M introduces dedicated smart city solutions
Aug27

R&M introduces dedicated smart city solutions

Integrated products and services meet urban needs of today and tomorrow As Smart Cities evolve, new connectivity solutions are increasingly contributing to enhancing the quality of life and unlocking economic gains. Innovative services are being rolled out that positively affect everything from traffic and healthcare to sustainability, citizens’ participation, social cohesion and quality of living, whilst also helping attract new...

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Siemon educates the industry on cabling considerations for the next wave of Wi-Fi
Aug22

Siemon educates the industry on cabling considerations for the next wave of Wi-Fi

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced a new white paper that covers key design and media selection strategies for designers, consultants, end users and installers to ensure that network cabling infrastructures are prepared to support high-efficiency Wi-Fi access point (WAP) connections. Authored by Valerie Maguire, director of standards and technology at Siemon, the new white paper entitled...

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